After the lockout ended a month ago today, first-round picks quickly began to sign contracts. One source said that, thanks to the new rookie wage scale, the deals could be done in five minutes.
On Monday, the Raiders made quarterback Terrelle Pryor a third-round pick in the supplemental draft. And five minutes have passed many times over without a contract for Pryor being finalized.
Last we heard, the ball was in the team’s court. As of right now, we’re told that the two sides are still working on it. Either way, it makes no sense for a guy who already got a late start to continue to miss valuable time with his new team.
We like a lot of what the new-look Raiders have been doing lately. The inexplicable delay in getting Pryor into the fold is something better suited to the bumbling Silver and Black tendencies that disappeared (we thought) in 2010.